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Oulton Park Gold Cup

Oulton Park, Cheshire, Great-Britain

Date: 5/4/1985
Track length: 3.792 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 19
Starters: 19
Finishers: 14

Pole position: Sheene in 1.30,41
Fastest lap: Brodie in 1.30,35 = 151,07 kmh

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed: 146,85 kmh
Weather:
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1985 Cars

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"We're very encouraged really," commented Andy Rouse after practice for the second round of this year's Trimoco RAC British Saloon Car Championship at Oulton Park on Good Friday. "We've had a few teething troubles, but we're basically treating the weekend as a test session." Some test session. The reigning British Saloon Champion's new Ford-supported Sierra XR4Ti swept to a convincing victory on its race debut, with a mere 60 miles under its belt prior to Oulton! Rouse might have had a tougher time if the pole-winning Toyota Celica Supra of Barry Sheene hadn't dropped from contention after a coming-together with Neil McGrath's Rover Vitesse, which eventually took second. Graham Goode's class-winning Nissan Bluebird Turbo took a meritorious third overall, with Brian Chatfield's Capri and the Alfa GTV6s of Phil Dowsett and Jon Dooley completing the top six. The tiddler division featured all the usual argy-bargy, Alan Curnow's Datapost Escort emerging on top after his main opposition hit trouble. (MN)


Touring Cars class A-C
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1 1 1 Industrial Control Services Ltd.
Ford Sierra XR4 TI
Andy Rouse, GB
2320 tc L4 A 20 laps, 30.58,88 6 1.32,29    
2 2 11 Castrol Sport Racing with Connells Estate Agents plc
Rover Vitesse
Neil McGrath, GB
3532 V8 A 20 laps, 31.12,05 3 1.31,52    
3 1 31  
Nissan Bluebird Turbo
Graham Goode, GB
1770 tc L4 B 20 laps, 31.14,08 8 1.32,73 1.32,40  
DSQ - 8  
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Brian Chatfield, GB
2993 V6 A 20 laps, 31.14,52 4 1.31,83   Missing homologation papers
4 2 40 Terry Drury Racing
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Phil Dowsett, GB
2491 V6 B 20 laps, 31.20,01 9 1.32,98    
5 3 30 Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Jon Dooley, GB
2491 V6 B 20 laps, 31.24,40 7 1.32,71    
6 3 12 Burlington Wallcoverings Ltd.
BMW 635 CSi
Mike Newman, GB
3475 L6 A 20 laps, 31.33,18 5 1.32,27    
7 4 32 John West Foods - Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Rob Kirby, GB
2491 V6 B 20 laps, 31.41,94 11 1.35,07    
8 1 66 Royal Mail Datapost
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Alan Curnow, GB
1598 L4 C 20 laps, 32.29,31 13 1.35,47    
9 2 69 Brooklyn Motorsport / ECS
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Chris Hodgetts, GB
1598 L4 C 19 laps, 31.09,01 15 1.36,03    
10 5 41 Terry Drury Racing
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Terry Drury, GB
2491 V6 B 19 laps, 32.06,44 18 1.41,16    
11 3 65  
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Stig Gruen, S
1587 L4 C 19 laps, 32.17,12 19 1.47,87    
12 4 74 John Jeffreys Engineering
Ford Escort RS 1600i
Richard Belcher, GB
1598 L4 C 18 14 1.35,75 1.35,34 Puncture
13 4 6 Mitsubishi Colt Racing
Mitsubishi Starion Turbo A183
Dave Brodie, GB
1998 tc L4 A 16 12 1.35,35 1.30,35 Gearbox
DNF   7 Team Toyota GB / Hughes of Beaconsfield
Toyota Celica Supra MA61
Barry Sheene, GB
2759 L6 A 14 1 1.30,41   Overheating
DNF   79 Brooklyn Motorsport / ECS
Ford Escort RS 1600i
John Morris, GB
1598 L4 C 10 16 1.36,67   Head gasket
DNF   2 Industrial Control Services Ltd.
Rover Vitesse
Pete Hall, GB
3532 V8 A 5 10 1.33,28   Differential
DNF   9 Sytner BMW Racing with GSI
BMW 635 CSi
Frank Sytner, GB
3475 L6 A 2 2 1.31,16   Gear lever
DNF   77 AGK Motorsport
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Geoff Kimber-Smith, GB
1587 L4 C   17 1.38,30   Electrics